Tour of Mowgliland

14th-17th Nov 2024

Tour of Mowgliland is a fully supported, 3 Days, MTB cycle tour in and around Pench National Park in the state of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, India. Tour of Mowgliland gives you a genuine impression of the woods, wildlife, village life, culture, rivers, mountains, forest lakes and reservoirs while riding on your mountain bike. During 3 days of ToMl, you’ll ride 250 kilometres through Mowgli’s realm, a place where stunning Satpura-Maikal vistas are mixed with beautiful village huts, agriculture fields and forest, keeping you overwhelmed and humbled with each kilometre you pedal through this beautiful landscapes.  Jungles of Pench are where the story of Mowgli, known as The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling is set in.

Start Point: Ramtek, Camp Cherry Farm  (How to reach?)
End Point: Ramtek
Tour Dates: 26th-28th Jan 2024
Riding Days: 3 (25th Jan will be Day 0)
Total Mileage: 250 KMs (Approx)
Attractions: Traffic-free route, riding in forest, wild-life, beautiful villages.

Earlybird Tour Fees: Rs 21,000
Regular Tour Fees: Rs 23,000
(Stay,CampingOn-Ride Support)

Our Partners:

DAY 0 – Ice Breaker

Ramtek, 14th Nov 2024

Participants arrive by afternoon at Camp Cherry Farm, Ramtek, Kit Distribution, Introduction of Participants and Organisers and bike Check.

Other activities: Kayaking in the backwaters of Khindsi Lake, Rope courses, Visit to Historical and ancient monuments viz. Karpur Bawdi, Lord Ram Temple, Trivikram, Rudra Narsimha and Kewal Narsimha. Also visit Kalidas Memorial. During your visit to Ramtek to Nagpur enroute you may visit Excavation site at Mansar and Nandiwardhan Fort: a capital during Vakataka Dynasty in the mid-3rd century CE.

DAY 1 -Welcome by the Wolfpack

Ramtek – Nalyer Camp, 15th Nov 2024

Route attractions: Mogarkasa Forest Reserve and lake, Ride beside Bawanthadi dam backwaters, Tribal villages, Wheat fields, Nalyer Camp ( It’s a campsite managed by the MP Forest department, nestled deep in the jungle )

Start Point: Ramtek End Point: Nalyer Camp
Distance: 100 KMs (Mix of on and off road)

Day 2 – Mowgli Comes Home

Nalyer Camp – Turiya, 16th Nov 2024

An off-road trail through Rukkhad-Sakata ancient highway, once a connection between MP and Maharashtra, will mesmerise you with the jungle’s biodiversity and wildlife wealth. When we exit from Masurnala gate and ride just 1 kilometre on NH7 to enter again in the woods on mixed off-road routes you will be mesmerised to ride on until you arrive at resort for a comfortable and cosy stay so that you can prepare for your return trip the next day.

Start Point: Nalyer Camp End Point: Turiya
Distance: 70 KMs. (Mix of on and off road)

Day 3 – Shere Khan’s Lair

Sakata – Turiya , 17th Nov 2024

Route Attractions:  Ride through Kohka Lake, Khursapar Gate, Sillari Gate, Dongartal fort and lake, Tribal villages dense buffer forest and countryside ride, Bawanthadi reservoir backwaters, Tribal residential school.

Start Point: Turiya End Point: Ramtek
Distance: 70 KMs (Majorly off-road)

{Pre-Registration takes 2 minutes to fill and is basically an expression of interest. No fees needs to be paid at this time. We evaluate your profile and send an invitation by email, then you can pay the fees and register for the tour.}

  • 3 Nights of stay in tents/resorts in exotic natural locations (Twin Sharing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hydration Snacks on all 3 days
  • Baggage transport from one location to another on all days
  • Support Stations on route
  • Backup Vehicles
  • Medical Assistance
  • Trained Bike Technician to help with maintenance and breakdown
  • Various departmental permissions and entry fees 
  • A Tour Jersey and other goodies
  • Finisher’s Medal and Certificate
  • Riding on beautiful forest trails
  • Loads of Fun, Memories & Friends

TOUR EXTRAS
1. Bike transportation: Nagpur to Ramtek, to and fro – Rs 1000
2. Rider transportation: Nagpur to Ramtek, to and fro – Rs 2500
3. Rental Bike (will be made available at Ramtek on Day 0): Rs 3000. Hybrids and MTBs available. We try to arrange bikes as per rider’s height but you may get a plus or minus sized bike as per availability on first come first serve basis. Bikes are a mixed bunch of reputed brands. Any damages incurred will have to be borne by the rider. 

  • Day 0: Camp Cherry Farm, Ramtek
  • Day 1: Forest Camp Site, Nalyer
  • Day 2: Resort at Turiya

WHY SHOULD I DO THIS TOUR?

For a very memorable riding experience through the charming forests of  Pench, which once inspired Rudyard Kipling to write ‘The Jungle Book’. if Mowgli was part of your childhood, you can’t miss this.  You will hardly come across any city influence or vehicular traffic.

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS PROVIDED DURING THE TOUR? WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?

This is a fully supported bicycle tour. There will be multiple support stations (depending upon the length of the route) along the route with ample supply of water, drinks, beverages, snacks etc. Beside this there will be multiple backup and breakdown support vehicles plying the routes. Mobile medical assistance will also be available during the tour.
For more details please see Inclusions tab.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO DO THIS TOUR?

Any regular cyclist, aged 18 or more, who can ride 100KMs easily on any given day is eligible to do this tour. However please note that right to invite a participant is reserved with the organisers and their decision will be final.

WHEN SHOULD I REACH NAGPUR?

We would recommend that you reach Nagpur on 25th Jan morning, so that you can leave for Ramtek in afternoon and get settled at and also attend our pre-tour briefing in the evening in which we will be explaining the flow of the tour and other important information.

DOES THE TOUR FEE INCLUDE TRANSPORT TO AND FROM NAGPUR? WHAT ABOUT STAY ON DAY 0 IN SILLARI?

No, transportation to Ramtek is not included in tour fees. However we will be transporting some riders to Ramtek in shared transport for an extra fee (Rs. 2500). Stay of Day 0 in Ramtek is however included in the tour fee, so you don’t have to worry about that.

IS THERE A LUGGAGE LIMIT?

There is a one bag per rider limit. Each rider is entitled to one piece of baggage (the max limit is 30 litres/15 Kgs). However we advise you not to carry any fragile items or expensive gadgets/ equipments in your baggage. We do not provide any guarantee for the safety of any fragile/expensive items in the baggage. We will not be responsible for any loss/ theft or damages.

WHAT KIND OF BIKE IS MOST SUITABLE FOR THIS TOUR? DO I BRING MY OWN BIKE?

This tour involves fair bit of off-road riding so we would suggest you to bring a MTB for this tour and we expect most of the participants will be bringing MTBs. However if you have a Hybrid bike with 35mm+ tyres, they should be ok too. We won’t suggest road bikes at all for this route though. And yes if you want us to arrange bikes on rent, we can do that too. Rent including transport of bike to start point and back is Rs. 3000. Please note that if any parts are damaged of the rent bike due to falls during ride or mishandling will be have to paid by the rider. 

WHEN CAN I PLAN MY RETURN FROM NAGPUR?

Tour will finish at Ramtek on 28th Jan afternoon, Nagpur is just 50 Kms from there, so you can probably catch a late-night train or flight back from Nagpur.

HOW DO I TRAVEL WITH MY BICYCLE TILL RAMTEK?

The nearest airport and railway station is Nagpur (50Kms) . Modern bicycles are really easy to carry in cars using a bike rack, or even in the boot of the car. If you are travelling by train, then you can easily remove both the wheels and then carry the bike with you in some bag. If you are flying to Nagpur, then you can easily check-in your bike in bike-box. Local bike shops can help you with packing it in a cardboard box, if you don’t have a proper bike bag for travelling. People travel all over the world with their bikes, so it’s a good idea to talk to someone who has already done so.
Once you reach Nagpur, you can travel on your own to Ramtek, hire a taxi or can also opt for bike and rider transport being arranged by us for an extra fees of Rs 2500 for rider transport and Rs. 1000 for bike transport.

WILL I ENCOUNTER WILD ANIMALS DURING THE RIDE?

It is tendency of wild animals to avoid any human presence and that is why it is so difficult to spot them even when you enter the core area of jungles. As we will be bicycling in buffer areas only where otherwise too there is significant number of villages and other human settlements, chances of this are very low to none. The route has been chosen in consultation with forest officials and is safe for riding. Further, on desolate patches volunteers will ensure that participants ride in a group.

HOW IS THE MOBILE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY THROUGH OUT THE ROUTE?

There will be sections of routes where you won’t have connectivity for few kilometres on the route. In our recce we found Jio network had the best coverage.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?


Before 20th Dec 24 – 90% Refund
Before 1st Jan 24 – 50% Refund
Before 10th Jan 24 – 25% Refund
After 10th Jan 24 – Sorry No Refunds

I AM NOT AVAILABLE ON THESE DATES, ARE MORE EVENTS PLANNED IN FUTURE?

Yes. We have many tours in pipeline. Please follow us on our social media handles so that we can keep you posted or join our mail-list.